More performances revealed for the New Direction Showcase Festival 2012

10:15 Group B and 12:15 Group A Studio 2 x 30 minute extracts

Kid Carpet and the Noisy Animals – Kid Carpet (Extract: 30 min)


A New Rock & Roll Musical For Kids (and adults)

Ed Patrick – Creator, Writer and Performer
Katie Sykes – Designer
Chris Collier – Lighting and Sound
Mike Akers – Dramaturg
Will Bishop Stephens – Animation
Co-creators – Hannah Broadway, Will Bishop, Lisa Yardley
Oliver Postgate meets The Beastie Boys!
Kid Carpet & The Noisy Animals take to the road to present a rock and roll, theatre extravaganza for children.
Kid Carpet has garnered himself an international reputation as a pioneer of catchy, lo-fi electro-pop music for nearly 10 years. Having released 4 albums, toured with acts like Arcade Fire and worked with cult film director Alex Cox, the much-loved musician now turns his hand to live theatre.
Kid Carpet & The Noisy Animals is a pop adventure that stretches across the nation. Join us in Bristol, Birmingham, London, Oxford and many more places to get on down. Follow, gorilla, bear, hedgehog and badger, as they make friends, cause mischief, contemplate the world and finally rock out at the grand dance contest. This lively and entertaining show contains a unique mix of live music, theatre, comedy and animation. The tracks include the addictive A Bear On A Boat In The Bath, Doing a Poo in the Forest, and Getting To The Good Bit (Really Good Bit).
“I have a two-year old and have found myself quite naturally developing a range of songs about crossing the road, going up the stairs, eating yoghurt and going to sleep. I wanted to use these as a basis to try and put together some kind of performance / theatre / rock show / cinema amalgamation, which would be much more than just a music gig for kids.”

Kid Carpet (Ed Patrick)
“Kid Carpet has created a fresh, funny and engaging show that is quite unlike anything I have seen before. I loved the work-in-progress of The Noisy Animals and I can’t wait to see them again.”
Ali Robertson, Artistic Director of Tobacco Factory Theatre
Suitable for ages 3+
Kid Carpet and the Noisy Animals is supported by Theatre Bristol and the Tobacco Factory Theatre’s SITE initiative.

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